Despite failing to chase 212 yesterday, Bangladesh managed, just about, to chase six more than that today to win an absorbing five-match series against the West Indies by three games to two. They lost regular wickets throughout their run chase and it was left to number ten Elias Sunny to partner Nasir Hossain when the winning boundary was hit.
Shafiul Islam had earlier made the most of his first chance of the series, taking three for 31, as the West Indies batsmen again struggled.
When West Indies went two-nil down to Bangladesh just five days ago there were again calls in some quarters for their captain Darren Sammy's head. However, less than a week later Sammy has played a starring role in helping West Indies level the series.
His unbeaten 60 from number eight allowed the West Indies to recover from more spin-induced woes to post a competitive total, while his first-over double-strike provided the hosts with a setback from which they never recovered.
Bangladesh have added left-arm spinner Elias Sunny to their squad for the final two One-Day Internationals against West Indies in Mirpur.
Bangladesh raced into a 2-0 series lead in Khulna but have been pegged back as West Indies, inspired by four wickets from their spinner Sunil Narine, won the third game by four wickets.
The series was Bangladesh's for the taking before the third One-Day International in Mirpur began, but, thanks to Marlon Samuels and Sunil Narine, West Indies live to fight another day.
Narine finally found some of the magic that he had been missing on the tour so far and took four for 37 to help restrict the hosts to a modest total, while Samuels hit a century to help steady West Indies' shaky run chase.
West Indies coach Ottis Gibson expects his side to produce an improved performance in the third One-Day International against Bangladesh in Mirpur tomorrow (5th December).
His side trail 2-0 in the five-match series after Bangladesh won the opening two matches by seven wickets and 160 runs respectively.
We have to go right back to the beginning of last week to find the winner of this week's Cricket World Player of the Week award. On the final day of the second Test between Australia and South Africa in Adelaide, Faf du Plessis, on debut, played the innings that may well come to define his career.
Bangladesh will have to do without the services of all-rounder Abul Hasan as they try to protect their 2-0 One-Day International series lead over the West Indies.
Hasan, who shot to prominence by scoring a century making his Test debut at number 10, also against the West Indies, suffered a side strain during his side's 160-run win in the second game in Khulna.
Bangladesh recorded their biggest ever win in terms of runs in One-Day Internationals as they thrashed West Indies by 160 in Khulna.
Anamul Haque set things up with a mature 120 and added 174 with Mushfiqur Rahim to help the hosts recover from a shaky start. Sohag Gazi and Abdur Razzak then each took three wickets as West Indies imploded for 132 in the run chase.
Half-centuries by Tamim Iqbal and Naeem Islam guided Bangladesh to a relatively comfortable seven-wicket win over the West Indies in the first One-Day International in Khulna.
After Sohag Gazi had marked his debut with four wickets to help dismiss the West Indies for 199, Iqbal hit 58 and Naeem was unbeaten on 50 in 79 balls.
A day prior to the first One-Day International against Bangladesh in Khulna West Indies captain Darren Sammy has again outlined his target for his team to win every game they play during the tour.
They have completed the first part of the task by winning both Test matches to take a 2-0 series win and now Sammy targets a 5-0 win to improve their ODI ranking.
Kevin Pietersen dazzled once again and was named man of the match for England in their unexpected series-leveling triumph in Mumbai. He is also this week's CW Player of the Week, beating nine other centurions, as well as Monty Panesar and Tino Best, to the award.
Bangladesh and West Indies have both suffered injury setbacks ahead of the forthcoming limited-overs matches in Khulna and Mirpur.
Tino Best has been ruled out of both the five-match ODI series and the one-off T20 as a result of the hamstring injury that he picked up during the second Test, while Shakib Al Hasan will miss at least the first two matches in the ODI series after being diagnosed with a stress fracture of his right tibia.
Bangladesh's lower-order didn't last long on the final morning, leaving West Indies a target of just 27 to wrap up victory in the two-match series 2-0.
Tino Best took three of the wickets to fall to end with career-best figures of six for 40, while Nasir Hossain again fell just short of his maiden Test century.
Only Shakib Al Hasan stood between West Indies and a series clean sweep on day four in Khulna. If it hadn't been for his four wickets in the morning and subsequent 97, then the match would probably already be over with the tourists victors by an innings and plenty.
Nonetheless, they should still wrap up the win early tomorrow as Shakib fell to the final ball of the day to leave Bangladesh still 35 runs adrift with only four wickets remaining.
West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels says he has mixed feelings after hitting a career-best score of 260 on day three of the second Test against Bangladesh in Khulna.
He more than doubled his previous best effort to lead his side to stumps on 564 for three, replying to Bangladesh's 387, but feels he could have scored more runs.
Bangladesh have named their 14-man squad for the first two One-Day Internationals against the West Indies which will take place on 30th November and 1st December in Khulna.
Off-spinner Sohag Gazi and fast bowler Abul Hasan have been rewarded for their performances in the Test series with call-ups and are both in line to make their ODI debuts.
Any lingering hopes that Bangladesh had of squaring the two-match series against the West Indies evaporated on the third morning as Marlon Samuels cut loose after an edgy start and plundered 82 off 81 deliveries.
At the other end, Darren Bravo had brought up his fourth Test century, while Shivnarine Chanderpaul would complete his 27th in the final session as the tourists' lead stretched to 177.
West Indies captain Darren Sammy is perfectly content with the speed in which his side is progressing after day two of the second and final Test against Bangladesh in Khulna.
After dismissing their hosts for 387 on a slow pitch, the West Indies made steady progress to 241 for two at stumps thanks to innings of 85 from Darren Bravo and 109 from Marlon Samuels.
A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we look back on the opening day between Bangladesh and the West Indies, highlighting the performance of debutant Abul Hasan.
In just his seventh first-class match, the 20-year-old scored a maiden Test century from number 10 in the order. He became just the second man to achieve such a feat and only the third Bangladeshi to score a century on Test debut.
West Indies captain Darren Sammy says that his team are going into the second and final Test against Bangladesh looking to wrap up the series 2-0 and extend their winning run.
They are also targeting a clean sweep of wins in every match on tour and this ambition will drive the team once the match gets underway in Khulna.
Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has been declared fit to play in the second Test against the West Indies, which begins in Khulna tomorrow (21st November).
He suffered an elbow injury during the first Test but has been given the all-clear by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) medical team.
It is from the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka that this week's winner comes. There were many fine performances from players on either side, but it is Kieran Powell's twin hundreds that just clinch it.
The 22 year-old from the tiny Caribbean island of Nevis became only the second West Indian opener, after Gordon Greenidge, to hit hundreds in both innings of a Test match.
Off-spinner Veerasammy Permaul is the only uncapped player in a 15-man squad named by the West Indies for the limited overs leg of their tour of Bangladesh.
The teams play five One-Day Internationals between 30th November and 8th December before a solitary Twenty20 International on 10th December, which will be the West Indies' first match since winning the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
Ultimately it wasn't to be for Bangladesh as their batting line-up crumbled when faced with a gettable target on the final afternoon in Mirpur. Tino Best tore through their middle-order after Sohag Gazi had removed the West Indies lower-order to end with the best figures by a Bangladeshi on debut.
Bangladesh's stirring fightback on day three of the opening Test in Mirpur came as no surprise to West Indies coach Ottis Gibson, who says he knew his bowlers were in for a challenge due to the nature of the pitch.
Bangladesh closed the day on 455 for six, replying to the West Indies' score of 527 for four declared to trail by 72 runs thanks to a maiden century from Naeem Islam and 89 from Shakib Al Hasan.
The legendary Sir Garfield Sobers managed to score 26 centuries for the West Indies, a figure which has just been reached by Shivnarine Chanderpaul during the course of the opening Test against Bangladesh.
Chanderpaul equalled his previous best Test score of 203 not out when Darren Sammy declared with his team on an imposing 527 for four.
Despite expecting to be faced with pitches that are likely to be unresponsive for quick bowlers West Indian pacer Ravi Rampaul is still hopeful of playing a role for his side in Bangladesh.
He knows that he and fellow fast bowlers Tino Best and Fidel Edwards will have to adjust their gameplan to suit subcontinental conditions.
The West Indies have had their only scheduled warm-up match ahead of Tuesday's first Test in Dhaka cancelled because of what the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) called "the unplayable condition of the ground" at the BKSP ground in Savar.
The three-day match, which was going to be against a BCB XI, was meant to start yesterday, but was postponed until today because of the wet outfield. It has now been cancelled altogether.
Bangladesh have trimmed their Test squad to 14, including uncapped all-rounder Sohag Gazi and quick bowler Abul Hasan ahead of the first match against the West Indies.
They had named a 22-man preliminary squad which included six uncapped players and found no place for former captain Mohammad Ashraful.
West Indies captain Darren Sammy has issued an unambiguous statement of intent ahead of the two-Test series in Bangladesh.
Speaking ahead of the team's first warm-up game, he told reporters that the ICC World Twenty20 champions were aiming to win in all three formats during the month-long tour.
West Indies wicket-keeper and vice-captain Denesh Ramdin has urged his team-mates to guard against complacency when they take on Bangladesh in a two-Test series from 13th November.
He also believes a dynamic approach is required from his team if they are to take early control of the series, which begins in Mirpur.
Former West Indian captain and current team manager Richie Richardson is expecting his team to continue improving during their tour of Bangladesh.
Although they produced a series of outstanding performances to win the ICC World Twenty20 2012 in Sri Lanka, Richardson is not getting carried away.
Bangladesh have stepped up preparations for their first Test against the West Indies by naming a 22-man preliminary squad for the game, which begins in Mirpur on 13th November.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has also named a 12-man squad which will play for the BCB XI against the tourists from 8th November in a three-day game.
West Indian fast bowler Kemar Roach has been forced out of the two-match Test series against Bangladesh through injury and has been replaced by Fidel Edwards.
Roach suffered a knee injury three weeks ago in Barbados but has failed to recover sufficiently, and will be out of action for a further three to four weeks.
West Indian batsman Narsingh Deonarine has never toured Bangladesh before and is looking forward to playing a part in his side's upcoming Test series.
Fresh from winning the ICC World Twenty20 in nearby Sri Lanka, the West Indies play two Tests, five One-Day Internationals and a Twenty20 International in November and December.
Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul is the only new face in West Indies' 15-man Test squad for their forthcoming tour of Bangladesh.